Snowdonia Adventure-Hiking, Caverns & Zip Lining
Time & Location
About the event
Only 1 FEMALE place and 3 MALE places now available.
Please join us for a weekend of adventure in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We will be conquering Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa (1,085 m or 3,560 ft), the highest mountain in Wales, a hike around a magical lake and reservoir.
We`ll visit Slate Cavern (optional), a fascinating interactive experience that tells the story of the region's slate mining heritage and we`ll finish the weekend flying down Europe`s largest zipping zone!
Llanberis is the perfect base to stay and explore Snowdonia. It is Snowdon’s village and the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. It is surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers and also a short drive from the beautiful coastline. Breath-taking views are everywhere and the scenery simply stunning! It is a great place from which to explore the magic and beauty of Snowdonia.
Llanberis is also an area rich in history, myths and legends and has a strong cultural heritage. Take a walk around the Slate quarries of Llanberis and you will easily take yourself back in time to imagine when this area roofed the world! Or further back still, imagine when the whole valley was covered in snow and ice which shaped and carved this beautiful landscape which is yours to explore.
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ITINERARY (subject to change)
Day 1: August 23rd, Friday
Traveling to Wales
Day 2: August 24th, Saturday
Snowdon Hike (packed lunches included)
Y Lliwedd & Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass. This is a 7.5 mile moderate to hard walk up to the peak of Snowdon with 915 metres of ascent. This walk offers exceptional mountain scenery not seen by many who make the ascent to Snowdon given its difficulty. The return from Snowdon uses the Pyg track.
It should take us about 5-6 hours to ascend and descend. We will take the easy route up.
Starting point: Penny-y Pass (from the hostel)
Length: 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Ascent: 3020 feet / 915 metres
Day 3: August 25th, Sunday
Llyn Crafnant - A Magical Lake Hike (packed lunch included)
Snowdonia was shaped through the ice age leaving behind the classic rugged steep sided mountains we see and hidden valleys containing Lakes or Llyns. This is an opportunity to visit most probably one of the most beautiful hidden lakes in Snowdonia.
Llyn Crafnant lake is three quarters of a mile long and lies in a beautiful valley where the northern edge of Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. At the head of Llyn Crafnant is one of the finest views in north Wales, across the lake to the mountains above.
We will catch a local bus from our hostel down to Capel Curig to start our walk. The walk is on well-made paths through open access moorland and forests giving excellent views of the surrounding mountains including Yr Wyddfa and Moel Siabod.
We will climb 150m to our highest point of 340m giving superb views of Llyn Crafnant and the surrounding area. We will continue onto the lake before making our way back via the shelter of Gwydir Forest passing Llyn Bach or “Small Lake” on the way.
On our return to Capel Curig we should have time to explore the local amenities, browse through Joe Browns Outdoor Equipment Shop, have a coffee and cake in the excellent Moel Siabod Café or quench your thirst in Bryn Tyrch Inn before catching our bus back to our hostel.
Distance: 11 km (6.5 miles)
Items to bring
• Suitable backpack
• At least 1 litre of water
• Waterproof jacket/trousers in the likelihood of rain
• Appropriate walking/hiking footwear
• In the event of hot weather, bring sun block a hat/cap
ZIP LINING – TITAN
Sit back and zip away as you and your friends fly down Europe’s largest zipping zone! Take flight on 3 exhilarating zip lines and soak up the amazing quarry views during the experience of a lifetime.
The first zip line gives panoramic views of the whole of Snowdonia as you travel over moorland. The second has a huge drop of 500ft and is also the quickest line, while the third finishes at the top of the hill, overlooking the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.
TAN-Y-G-RISIAU RESERVOIR HIKE
As an alternative to Zip Line you can join our 1-2 hour hike around the amazing Tan-y-grisiau reservoir
Day 4: August 26th, Monday
SLATE CAVERNS - DEEP MINE TOUR (optional / not included)
You’ll experience some of the iconic sounds which have defined the last century and a half.
The clock will turn back 160 years as you travel 500 feet underground. Extraordinary light
projection, enhanced reality technology and explosive special effects will transport you to
another time and place.
You can travel back to London after breakfast
£299 (applies if paid in full after July 12th)
If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. Our bank details are:
Kat`s Adventures Limited
account number: 41764527
sort code: 40-09-25
- 3 nights accommodation (dorms)
- 3 breakfast & 1 packed lunch
- guided Snowdon hike
- zip-lining and deep mine experience
- transportation (to Wales and back)
- any transportation (bus/taxi) in Wales
- deep mine experience
- food (except what is included as above)
INSURANCE: You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in. In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research - help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance.
- Lazy Bird-Full Price£310£3100£0